Category: Risk Analysis

Philly Soda Tax Loses Fizz as Grocer Closes Shop in Food Desert

Philly Soda Tax Loses Fizz as Grocer Closes Shop in Food Desert

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Philadelphia’s special tax on sugary beverages is blamed for the closure of a grocery store serving one of the city’s “food deserts.” This tax, the first in a major city, was criticized in a National Center commentary that recently appeared in ...
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Arnold Foundation Sweet on Making Your Drinks More Expensive

Arnold Foundation Sweet on Making Your Drinks More Expensive

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Enron billionaire John Arnold has said he’s libertarian, but National Center Vice President David W. Almasi claims Arnold’s funding of soda tax activism is “a de facto luxury tax” that amounts to “social engineering.” In a commentary distributed by InsideSources, David points out ...
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Controversial United Nations Cancer Report Selectively Edited to Promote Weed-Killer Scare

Controversial United Nations Cancer Report Selectively Edited to Promote Weed-Killer Scare

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Anti-GMO Activist May Have Run Amok in World Health Organization Cancer Agency Agency Rebuffs Congressional Investigation, Leading to Increased Calls to Cut U.S. Funding of Scandal-Ridden WHO Global Public Health Too Important to Cede to Political Activists 
Washington, DC – ...
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STRONGER Protections May Be Answer to Drug Patent Trolls

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When Congress addressed patent reform earlier this decade, their attempt to stop “patent trolls” culminated in a law that the National Center’s Jeff Stier says ended up being “a solution in search of a problem.”  As a result, there are ...
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NYC Moves to Snuff Out E-Cigs: “What Are They Smoking?”

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The U.S. and U.K. governments see lower-risk nicotine products as a tool to bring smoking-related diseases down to levels not seen in generations.  But in New York City, legislators want to recklessly regulate responsible vape retailers out of existence.  What ...
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Does the Government Think You Can Handle the Truth?

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Can you trust the government to tell you the truth about smoking?  Jeff Stier, the Director of the Risk Analysis Division at the National Center for Public Policy Research, says a new Department of Defense anti-smoking program - UCanQuit2.org - ...
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Why Would Taiwan Ban E-Cigarettes?

Why Would Taiwan Ban E-Cigarettes?

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The body of scientific evidence keeps getting more robust. E-cigarettes are dramatically less harmful than cigarettes, they are helping smokers quit, and are not a gateway to smoking. Yet ideological opposition persists, and is influencing governments around the world. Last ...
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Shining a Light on Midnight Regulations

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Much has been made about the unprecedented number of Obama Administration “midnight regulations,” those rules issued between Election Day and the Trump inauguration. The Obama administration issued an estimated $157 billion worth of midnight regulations, according to the American Action ...
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Impending Announcement by U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy on E-Cigarettes Draws Statement by Jeff Stier of the National Center for Public Policy Research

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Washington, D.C. / New York, NY - United States Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy is expected to make an announcement this morning regarding e-cigarettes. Jeff Stier, director of the Risk Analysis Division at the National Center for Public Policy Research, ...
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Time to Lower the Cost of Back-to-School Dental Checkups

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Innovation in Dental Practice Management Saves Money on Management Costs Such as Billing and Ordering Supplies Lower Costs are Passed Along to Patients But Old-Guard Dental Practices Are Lobbying Legislatures to Ban this Innovation They Want to Keep Prices, and ...
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